Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Bill Of Materials

There is nothing cheap about the Galaxy S6 edge

By on April 14, 2015 at 3:21 PM.

There is nothing cheap about the Galaxy S6 edge

In the past, Samsung has charged premium prices for phones that have just felt cheap, thanks largely to the flimsy plastic builds on devices like the Galaxy S4. However, Samsung has been working to improve its build quality since then and with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, it’s come out with two phones that really feel premium. Re/code reports that Samsung really spared no expense when it came to building its new phones either, as they cost the company more money to build than any other phone it’s released so far. More →

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Fleksy for iPhone Free Download

Popular iPhone keyboard app goes free for the first time to celebrate a great new feature

By on April 14, 2015 at 11:42 AM.

Popular iPhone keyboard app goes free for the first time to celebrate a great new feature

Fleksy is already a well-known name to any smartphone user interested in alternatives to the default keyboard app on iOS and Android. The keyboard also happens to hold a Guinness World Record for being the fastest keyboard in the world. In case you’re still not familiar with it and happen to own an iOS device, you should consider grabbing it right away, as Fleksy is now available as a free download for the first time ever. More →

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Android Tips And Tricks

This amazing secret trick will give any Android phone a huge speed boost

This amazing secret trick will give any Android phone a huge speed boost

By on April 14, 2015 at 11:17 AM.

We could spend all day counting all of the things that make Android a great platform, but for real smartphone enthusiasts, the operating system’s tweakability is surely somewhere near the top of the list. If there’s functionality you’re looking for that your Android smartphone doesn’t have out of the box, the odds are pretty good that an app or a tweak is waiting to solve your problem.

Among the thousands and thousands of great tweaks out there though, there’s one in particular that is likely the easiest, simplest and most impactful, giving your Android phone a huge speed boost in a matter of seconds with no third-party software required. More →

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iOS 8.4 Music App Video

Hands-on video of Apple’s brand new music player app in iOS 8.4

By on April 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Hands-on video of Apple’s brand new music player app in iOS 8.4

Yesterday, Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.4, a welcome sign that Apple hasn’t yet started to ignore iOS 8 functionality and performance at the expense of iOS 9. As we noted yesterday, the most notable aspect of iOS 8.4 is a completely new music app which will likely form the backbone for Apple’s upcoming Beats music streaming service.

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Google Wireless Nova Project Fi

Massive leak: Google may become the next ‘uncarrier’ to watch

By on April 14, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Massive leak: Google may become the next ‘uncarrier’ to watch

Google’s plans of becoming a mobile operator are officially confirmed, but the company is yet to make it MVNO network available to customers. Even so, a new Android application has been discovered inside a mid-February Lollipop build for the Nexus 6, with Android Police unearthing some exciting details about Google’s upcoming carrier initiative. From the looks of it, Google has some interesting ideas to convince you to dump your regular operator in favor of its yet-to-be-named service, which might turn the Search giant into a brand new, but much smaller, “uncarrier.” More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Sales

Why you might have a hard time finding the curved Galaxy S6 in stores

By on April 14, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Why you might have a hard time finding the curved Galaxy S6 in stores

Every other Galaxy S6 Samsung sells has a curved display, a new report from South Korean publication Yonhap News indicates. The company’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge went on sale officially on Friday in some 20 markets, with preorders having started weeks before that. Even though Samsung is yet to officially announce any sales numbers for its new flagship handsets, the edge model is apparently a lot more popular than initially believed. More →

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Galaxy S6 Wireless Charging TV Commercial

Watch: Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 ad highlights one of its most useful features

By on April 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

Watch: Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 ad highlights one of its most useful features

Samsung on Monday released a new TV commercial for the Galaxy S6 that focuses on one of the phone’s main features… but the company is not pushing the novel curved display of the Galaxy S6 edge model and is instead focusing on something more useful. More →

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Xiaomi Counterfeiters

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has a rich history of blatantly copying both Apple software and hardware, a skill it has perfected to such an extent that it’s become quite the profitable entity — to the tune of $45 billion. In fact, in China, Xiaomi is now sells more phones than both Samsung and Apple.

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iPhone 7 4K IGZO Display

Sharp just unveiled a 4K smartphone display with a ridiculous 806 pixels per inch

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Sharp just unveiled a 4K smartphone display with a ridiculous 806 pixels per inch

If you think 2K displays are unnecessary for a smartphone, just wait until you see what’s coming next year. As Techblog.gr reports, Sharp has already announced such a screen that’ll fit 5.5-inch phablets at some point next year, bringing users an ultra-sharp resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, or 806 pixels per inch (ppi). More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Verizon AT&T Apps

Carriers are removing some key Galaxy S6 features – everything you need to know

Carriers are removing some key Galaxy S6 features – everything you need to know

By on April 13, 2015 at 12:47 PM.

During its Galaxy S6 launch event, Samsung specifically promoted the inclusion of preloaded mobile apps from Microsoft as something that differentiated it from competing Android phones. However, some American consumers who have bought the Galaxy S6 through their wireless carriers have found that some of these apps have been removed from the devices by their carriers, and it looks like Verizon in particular has been the most zealous about removing preloaded Microsoft apps from the Galaxy S6. More →

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Galaxy S6 iPhone 6 Comparison

This mega-review covers the Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 and every other flagship phone

By on April 13, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

This mega-review covers the Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 and every other flagship phone

For many, professional reviews on sites like BGR play a huge role in helping people decide which smartphone to purchase next. Reviews like our recent Galaxy S6 review and HTC One M9 review dive deep into the devices to help people better understand what it’s like to use the latest and greatest devices on the market before they even launch.

Sometimes, however, it’s nice to supplement those deep dives with a simplified review of sorts that covers not just one or two devices, but a wide range of phones that are all competing for space in your pocket. And now, one such review pitting six flagship smartphones against one another has come from an unlikely place. More →

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Verizon Vs. T-Mobile Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon tries to convince customers they don’t really want unlimited data

By on April 13, 2015 at 10:27 AM.

Verizon tries to convince customers they don’t really want unlimited data

“War is peace.” “Freedom is slavery.” “Ignorance is strength.” And now thanks to Verizon, we have a brand new Orwellian slogan: “Unlimited data plans are limiting.” More →

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